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kenwood TK-7180 programming on mac

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Hey all, I just acquired a TK-7180 and had a few questions about programming it. Does anyone have one that they used a Mac to program with and if so how easy was it? I know the software is PC only so I was just wondering how parallels or boot camp works with it. Also, anyone have any recommendations for a decent USB programming cable. I know there are the FTDI cables out there but does anyone know how well they work?

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Hey all, I just acquired a TK-7180 and had a few questions about programming it. Does anyone have one that they used a Mac to program with and if so how easy was it? I know the software is PC only so I was just wondering how parallels or boot camp works with it. Also, anyone have any recommendations for a decent USB programming cable. I know there are the FTDI cables out there but does anyone know how well they work?



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I use USB cables to program TK-760/NX-700/TK-x80 series of radios and it works fine. Not sure how well it will work using a Mac and parallels or boot camp, as I use a true PC. Do not get too hung up on the type of chip, as long as you have the correct drivers it should work just fine. I have also used a USB-Serial adapter when I only had a serial cable for my TK-760, and never had a problem.


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Well for anyone who is interested or is in the same boat as me (mac only here!) it works just fine. After a few driver issues (I hate windows!) it worked just fine with a USB programming cable and ebay software. And I'll definitely be one to add to the fact that Kenwood software is some of the easiest to use, very straightforward and any questions are quickly answered by the help files!
 
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